There is a small nation. It stands alone in a rough neighborhood. Although it is more democratic than its neighbors, it is criticized by them and threatened by them. These neighbors are relentless. They are trying to weaken its institutions. They are trying to incorporate the small nation into themselves. They are trying to take it over.
This small nation has relied on the support of a friend, a defender of democracy who is like a big brother protecting a little brother: The United States.
But now the small nation is worried that it may be abandoned by the United States, that it may be sacrificed.
Israel. Taiwan. Honduras.
Is it any wonder that the first two have been the first to recognize the interim government in Honduras?